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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • We struggled up to the lighthouse in fierce winds, battered by rain squalls, wondering if it would be worth the effort once we got there. Warmed by a pot of tea and some cakes, we watched as the sky c...  read more »
  • Thw first thing that makes this fun is having to drivae across the airport runway to reach it. There is a good car park on top of spectacular cliffs full of nesting birds, then a beautiful walk pepper...  read more »
  • Have visited many times before but there is a coffee shop open in the summer and we called there and that just made the day as it was the most beautiful October day and we sat for half an hour with a ...  read more »
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